German Cup recap: American trio play in thrashing of fifth-tier team

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Chris Richards, Taylor Booth, and Malik Tillman came off the bench for Bayern Munich, with the German-American scoring his first senior goal, as they easily progressed to the second round of the German Cup with a thrashing of Bremer SV on Wednesday.

Bremer SV 0-12 Bayern Munich

Bremer SV was no match for the reigning Bundesliga champions as Bayern Munich went on the assault from the starting whistle in their dominant German Cup win at the Westerstadion.

Both Chris Richards and Malik Tillman played the entire second half while Taylor Booth came on to play the final 22 minutes.

Normally, this first-round game would have been played a week prior to the start of the Bundesliga season. However, it was rescheduled for near the end of the month as a number of Bremer players test positive for the coronavirus. That only delayed the eventual outcome.

The Bavarians jumped out to an early lead just eight minutes into the contest when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the first of his four goals with a shot that hit off the underside of the frame before crossing the line.

Bayern’s Jamal Musiala and an own goal from Bremer’s Jan-Luca Warm ended the first-half onslaught.

The second half would be much of the same as Bayern showed no mercy in this game.

Tillman, who made his debut for the senior team on the night, scored just seconds into the restart. A poor pass from Ikrami Olatunji allowed the 19-year-old to make the interception and bury the ball in the back of the net.

A second goal from Musiala and strikes from Leroy Sane, Michael Cuisance, Bouna Sarr, and Corentin Tolisso put the game well out of the reach for the outclassed fifth-tier team.


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